There was plenty of hype for the Bengals knocking two teams out of playoff contention to end the season, especially since one was the Ravens.
However, when you look at how the Bengals did against actual playoff teams, it really puts a damper on that excitement. Overall the Bengals finished 1-5 against teams who made it to the playoffs, and of the teams still alive, they are 0-5.
This is something that has to change next season.
Bengals defeated Bills, 20-16
The only playoff team the Bengals beat this season was the Buffalo Bills, who the Bengals helped complete the miracle end to the season. The Bills were the second win of the season for the Bengals. It was a hard-fought game where A.J. Green had to overcome being responsible for three turnovers on the day. He ultimately set up the game-winning touchdown run by Joe Mixon though.

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